The newest sensation of a WhatsApp feature is the self-destructing messages and it is yet to be launched. WhatsApp woos its users with new features every now and then. If you compare the current app with the initial WhatsApp, it has undergone tremendous changes in the decade from its inception. Also, the family has grown bigger to 1.5 billion users across the globe. It is no exaggeration to say that every smart phone is having WhatsApp these days. The social messaging software initially offers its features for testing on beta version. Users can explore the added functionalities in the beta versions before the actual launch.
The new WhatsApp features are such as hide muted status, block group admin, call waiting, document sharing, Bio-Metric Authentication self-destructing messages, etc. This article explains in detail about the self-destructing messages.
You may wonder what is new about this. We were able to delete the WhatsApp messages earlier also. When you remember this, you also remember that there was an awkward left over ‘deleted message mark’ leaving a trace for the receiver to know that there was a deleted message there.
How does the new feature work?
The new feature enables the user to self-destruct messages after a stipulated time period and it doesn’t require a whatsapp plugin for this. The users can put on the self-destructing messages and set a time for all the messages to be self-destructed. The receiver has no trace of the deleted messages in the chat such as “deleted message”. It just shows up as if the deleted message was never there and looks like a normal chat. Users have options to set the self-destruction mode after 5 seconds, 1 hour, 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days of receiving the message.
Merits and demerits of Self-Destructing Messages:
This is useful in automatically clearing the pictures and videos piled up in the WhatsApp videos and WhatsApp images sections of your smart phone’s gallery there by accelerating the performance of your device. However, people also opine that WhatsApp documentation is a proof and a memory to check the past events and we may lose it with this new feature. But majority of the people may like this new feature and the Facebook acquired app can still get some new downloads for this feature.
How to enable this feature?
It is yet to be unlocked as this feature is going to add to WhatsApp soon. As soon as it is launched, users will be notified about it. Taking an app update will accommodate the new feature on your WhatsApp. So, are you excited about the news! If yes, show us your support through a like or a comment so that we can get more information on this topic on the feature’s release. Once the feature gets released through WhatsApp, we will write on “How to add self-destruction mode to the WhatsApp messages after a stipulated time period”?